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Network for Adolescent and Youth of Africa (NAYAKenya) & Another v. Attorney General & 4 Others (Nairobi High Court Petition No. 428 of 2018; Marie Stopes Kenya)

This case challenges three Kenyan public institutions’ prohibition on Marie Stopes Kenya (MSK) providing post-abortion care services.

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Whole Woman’s Health v. Paxton (Texas)

When the U.S. Supreme Court took away the constitutional right to abortion on June 24, 2022, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton put out an advisory stating that the state’s trigger abortion ban, which bans abortion [...]

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Planned Parenthood South Atlantic v. State of South Carolina, et al. (South Carolina)

Update: On January 5, 2023, the South Carolina Supreme Court permanently blocked this law, ruling that abortion is protected under the state constitution's right to privacy. Read more about the ruling below. In February 2021, [...]

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Oklahoma Call for Reproductive Justice v. O’Connor (Oklahoma)

On July 1, 2022, the Center for Reproductive Rights and its partners filed a lawsuit in the Oklahoma Supreme Court seeking to block the state’s pre-Roe abortion ban, enacted in 1910, and a total abortion [...]

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Access Independent Health Services, Inc., d/b/a Red River Women’s Clinic v. Drew H. Wrigley (North Dakota)

North Dakota’s “trigger” ban (H.B. 1466) being challenged in this case is currently blocked, and abortion remains legal in North Dakota while litigation in state court continues. In 2007, North Dakota lawmakers passed H.B. 1466, [...]

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Jackson Women’s Health et al. v. Dobbs (Mississippi)

Mississippi’s abortion “trigger” ban —which makes abortion illegal in the state except to save the life of the pregnant person, or in cases of rape or incest that have been reported to law enforcement—has been [...]

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June Medical Services v. Landry (Louisiana)

On June 27, 2022, three days after the U.S. Supreme Court eliminated the constitutional right to abortion, the Center for Reproductive Rights and its partners filed a lawsuit in the Civil District Court for the [...]

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SisterSong v. State of Georgia (Georgia)

Georgia’s six-week abortion ban (H.B. 481) took effect in July 2022. The law was briefly struck down by the trial court in November 2022, but the Georgia Supreme Court allowed it to take effect again [...]

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Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida, et al. v. State of Florida, et al. (Florida)

Florida's HB 5, which bans abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy, has been in effect since July 1, 2022. The law subjects abortion providers to felony criminal penalties and disciplinary action for providing care to [...]

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Paul A. Isaacson, M.D., and the Arizona Medical Association v. State of Arizona (Arizona)

Filed in state court, the lawsuit seeks to clarify doctors’ obligations under multiple, conflicting abortion laws, which have forced providers to cease abortion services for fear of criminal prosecution.   In 1973, after the U.S. Supreme [...]

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Post-Roe State Abortion Ban Litigation

The Center and partners work to preserve access to abortion care after anti-abortion lawmakers move to enforce state abortion bans post-Roe.

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The Ruling

Court overturns Roe v. Wade, abandoning decades of precedent and paving the way for states to ban abortion.

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Oklahoma Total Abortion Bans Challenged in Court

07.01.2022 (PRESS RELEASE) – Today, abortion providers and advocates in Oklahoma filed a lawsuit in state court challenging two total abortion bans with criminal penalties for providers, one of which has been on the books [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

Help us ensure that every government around the world guarantees them.